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Archibald J Old Jr


Chowhound Mission, May 1, 1945, Food Drop: Planes were loaded with the 10-in-one rations. Even so they carried the full complement of gunners and loaded guns because they were still not sure how sincere the Germans were in their promises not to shoot

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  • Robert Metlen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30372 'Shack Rabbit III', a B-17 borrowed from the 413th BS. The underground passed him from Belgium through France to Spain. He was back in England by 18 December 1943. Helped by the Belgian evasion network ...

Units served with


  • 42-29914 Mischief Maker

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Baer Fd 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 13/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 24/4/43 MISCHIEF MAKER; Andrews Field 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton...


Event Location Date
Born Farmersville, Texas 1 August 1906
Died 24 March 1984


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:53 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45, Warrior General by Jack Allday; Snetterton Falcons, pg 153, 254